i was having an interesting discussion with one of my blogger favs,
kelsey of utstarz,
on twitter yesterday.
the topic was about the couple celebs who didn’t show support for the orlando.
…and nicki minaj.
she actually ( x got into a huge spat with perez hilton ) about it.
i told him that i would write something yesterday,
but i started feeling a little under the weather.
a fox has been tired and run down.
forgive me foxhole.
well it’s never too late for a “jamari fox” opinion and well…
we have all become too dependent on the thoughts of celebs.
baller wolves as well.
i won’t even front as i don’t either,
but i’m starting to realize we give them way too much power.
many white celebs didn’t cosign trayvon martin and michaal brown.
others didn’t use their platforms for police violence or how bad it is in chicago.
we hardly get on them
…especially if it’s some snow bunny playing a good part.
they use our culture when it’s convenient,
but stay silent when needed.
most of the pop stars of today are successful because of gay dollars.
the male species included.
as you know,
many female pop vixens use “gay culture” to their advantage.
the victims in orlando where probably dancing to their music before…
well without the gays,
most of them would be “one hit wonders”.
so it would only be wise of them to pay tribute to what happened in orlando.
Is it tho?
as kelsey put it:
“it only takes less than a minute to send out support tho
These ppl make their living off the back of gay folks
Esp the female pop stars.
I would never suggest boycotting or disliking a pop star over not offering an Orlando tribute
That is ridiculous. But i do feel people have a right to bring up or question their silence. Esp related to the larger issue of how much gay lives are valued in society and/or hip hop”
my thing is,
they put up a meme or a little message to make us happy…
we run out to support them even more?
who is to say they didn’t send checks behind the scenes?
prince was notorious for doing charity work without fan fare.
hell some of these same pop star vixens/wolves play “nice” for our money,
but are homophobic behind the scenes and away from the cameras.
instead of worrying about them,
we need to be more worried about our politicians being silent.
the republicans using this incident as leverage for voting purposes.
hell the fact all these incidents have happened and no gun control in place.
they done shot up cubs and blacks.
what makes “us” think we will be any different?
we need to be worried about that instead of the typical:
“love is love”
“rip to those in orlando”
…from some celeb,
who if they do something stupid the next week,
we will be quick to throw them right under the bus.
am i lying?
it’s very similar to the black baller wolves who come out the closet.
we rush to make them “the voices of the forest”,
and of course the new “role models”,
and they ain’t even checkin’ for the blacks.
they don’t even want nothing to do with us.
so stop depending on those in the public eye to be your voice.
find your own.